Topic archives: retail

Why does the Australian media love Amazon?

November 21, 2017 8

The Australian media has been buying into the Amazon love-in as it prepares to launch here, and it's not just the usual suspects.

Cash-strapped Aussies buying less as wages, retailers languish

November 6, 2017 17

The Australian Retailers Association responded with undisguised alarm to the latest figures.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

November 3, 2017 9

Penalty-rate cuts come back to bite ... pork-barreling less hilarious than it sounds ... Oh, the F-35 seems to have problems ...

Employers demand wage cuts despite Reserve Bank fretting about growth

September 21, 2017 2

Employers remain convinced the biggest problem in Australia is not being able to slash workers' wages, despite real wages falls.

Addicted to cash: why Labor won’t dump the SDA

August 28, 2017 8

Labor is campaigning hard against organisations that want to undermine penalty rates -- but will quietly look the other way if you give it enough money.

The government’s PaTH helps big business and keeps wages stranded at low levels

July 4, 2017 34

The government knows there's a problem with wage stagnation, but it can't help itself in working to cut wages.

Wage growth at all-time low, so time to cut penalty rates

February 23, 2017 14

Attacking penalty rates will mean yet further downward pressure on wages at a time when even the government and the Reserve Bank are growing worried about lack of wage growth, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Government’s internet shopping tax a dud, doesn’t look like it did in the picture

February 16, 2017 6

Retailers claimed it would save billions a year and thousands of jobs, but the government's punitive crackdown on online shopping at the behest of retailers will yield minimal revenue.

Who killed Dick Smith? A private equity murder mystery

January 11, 2016 15

Can we really blame Anchorage for the disaster that Dick Smith has become?

Business bites: retail not so bad … a boomlet to be had … Metcash mad …

Business bites: retail not so bad … a boomlet to be had … Metcash mad …

June 5, 2015

Are the retail figures really so dire for the economy? Plus other business tidbits of the day.